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Services and support
Section category: Services and support

Soc&Env: Housing and homelessness: Challenges and opportunities

Housing affordability and availability will continue to pose significant local challenges for the foreseeable future in Hackney and the City, driven largely by regional, national and international influences beyond local control.  However, there are significant opportunities for health and housing professionals to work closer together to improve outcomes for local residents. Staff working across the …

Soc&Env: Local services and support for reducing homelessness and associated harms

Independent advice for tenants is available from a number of local charities, most notably Shelter, whose Hackney Family Service supports families who are at risk of homelessness and deal with other housing issues as well. The charity offers free, expert housing advice on a range of topics, and works with specialist services to tackle recurring …

Soc&Env: Local services and support for vulnerable tenants

Many local social landlords, including Hackney Housing, provide a range of interventions that promote wellbeing, social participation and financial inclusion for their tenants. The Hackney Financial Inclusion Steering Group brings together the council, Citizens Advice East End and most of the large housing associations in the borough including Hackney Housing. The main collaborative financial inclusion …

Soc&Env: Local services and support relating to housing conditions

For those living in council-owned properties, Hackney Housing provides a range of services to maintain and improve the condition of homes in the borough. This includes a repairs service, which is responsible for the structure and outside of the property, systems in the property for supplying water, gas, electricity and sanitation, and heating. Similar services …

CYP: Treatment, care and support for Children with SEN

Hackney Portage provides an educational, personalised, home-visiting service for families who have a pre-school child with additional needs, working closely with other specialties involved in the child’s care. They aim to help families understand their child’s development, offer practical ideas around optimal play for development, assist with entry to playgroup or nursery, provide support with …

CYP: Treatment, care and support for those experiencing domestic violence

In Hackney, the MARAC provides a setting for information regarding high risk cases to be shared between different statutory and voluntary sector agencies to provide a co-ordinated response to meet the complex and wide-ranging needs of victims of domestic abuse. In 2015/16, there were 506 Hackney MARAC cases, which identified 464 children. Once domestic violence …

CYP: Treatment, care and support for Youth justice

The Virtual School for looked after children and care leavers, and the Speech and Language Therapy Service in Hackney provide support to re-engage young offenders with education, training and employment. Hackney is also part of the North East London Resettlement Consortium (comprising six boroughs – Hackney, Islington, Redbridge, Newham, Enfield and Waltham Forest), which aims …

CYP: Identification and early intervention services for Youth justice

The Youth Justice Service and schools in Hackney are increasingly embedding a ‘restorative justice’ approach. Restorative justice involves bringing those harmed by crime or conflict and those responsible for the harm into communication, in order to enable everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive …

CYP: Treatment, care and support for Young carers

The Hackney Children and Young People’s Service (see the beginning of Section 5.7) commissions the Hackney Young Carers Project which supports carers aged 8-18 years. The service provides: a young carers needs assessment personal support, advice and guidance individual and group support trips and activities during school holidays help to access specialist services and universal …